Health Research Methods
Advance your research range and experience using scientific methods, case studies and statistical software. Discuss the ethical considerations of research.Critique principles and process leading design, data and measurement of research techniques.
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- 20 Jul 2020
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate the principles and processes involved in research design, data measurement and collection, such as sampling, measurement reliability and validity
- critique research design including experimental, quasi-experimental and observational designs, such as cross-sectional descriptive case studies
- follow the concepts of hypothesis testing and apply appropriate methods (with analytical software, where appropriate) to analyse and interpret health related data.
- Introduction to biostatistics, frequency distributions
- Introduction to research methods, critical appraisal
- Descriptive statistics
- Inferential statistics
- Deciding which statistical methods to use
- Data collection process, Survey Monkey
- Observational studies
- Interventional studies
- Measurement reliability and validity, bias
- Reseach ethics
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
Introduction to the scientific method, cross-sectional, experimental, quasi-experimental, descriptive case studies. Issues of sampling, bias, sample size calculation. Measurement issues: questionnaire development, reliability and validity of measurement tools and errors. Interpretation of data analysed from appropriate methods. Introduction to non-parametric tests. Ethics in research. Use of statistical software. Elements of critical appraisal.
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- Synopsis (20%)
- Computing assessment (35%)
- Research Proposal (45%)
Epidemiology, 5th ed. (Ebook is available through the Curtin library - ISBN 9781455742516 or 9780323313148)